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Wednesday 101215

Shoulder press 1-1-1-1-1 reps
Push press 3-3-3-3-3 reps
Push Jerk 5-5-5-5-5 reps

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CAPTION CONTEST! What is the ever-shirtless (and headband-ed) Carlos thinking as he’s mid-GHD-situp?


  • From the CrossFit/Brand X forums, in regards to how to approach today’s workout:
    Today, everyone is a Big Dawg! Do the WOD as RX’d. If you are unfamiliar with the movements watch the videos and then use a weight that will allow you to do the WOD.

  • Court

    There is no emoticon for what Carlos feels!

  • Lisa

    from GHD to GBH in 3, 2, 1…….

  • Emily

    this one should be obvious…
    BOOM! goes the dynamite!

  • Carlos

    I’ll give it to you straight from the horse’s mouth (literally.. ha ha). That was roughly 15 minutes into the 20-minute AMRAP of 10 wallballs, 10 GHDs, and 10 back extensions, and at that moment I was thinking one of two things. (1) As Josh says, the easier a WOD looks on paper, the tougher it is. (2) I’ll feel much better in a couple of hours after a few drinks at the excellent Halloween party. Now that we’ve cleared that up, no need for more guesses! 😉 Much more importantly..
    Emily, your constant smile, encouragement, and great bass playing will be missed, so I hope to see you back here soon!
    Alex B, here’s a very non-expert answer to your question about “the best bang-for-your-buck hip mobility regimen.” At mobilitywod.blogspot.com Kelly Starrett has spent three or four days very recently on the hip, so you’d be jumping in at the right time. I’ve been doing some of those hip stretches lately before or after warm-ups because I have lousy hip mobility, and I’ve noticed a big difference.

  • Chuck Queso

    Carlos “Get that *%@$ing camera outta my face!!”
    Thats what the internal monologue is saying.

  • jim

    i feel a few more of these coming throughout the day…

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  • brad s.

    “Pardon me, would you have any Grey Poupon?

  • Justin Katz

    Shoulder Press 95-105-110-115-125
    Push Press 115(1)-105-115(1)-110-115(0)
    Push Jerk 65-75-85-95-95
    Need to work on my push press and push jerk.
    I’ll get it next time.

  • jim

    tried to make this work safe (ish)…

  • Adam M

    As I was about to reach into my veritable cornucopia of insults for something particularly egregious and inappropriate, another rather peculiar thing happened. The dark coldness of the approaching solstice stayed my hand, sparing the young Spaniard my vitriol and acerbic wit, just this once.
    Instead I am reminded of the words of the Red Baron to Snoopy “Merry Christmas mein freund” from Snoopy’s Christmas. That’s my bit for sacerdotal piety this year.
    And Jim H.’s posts were tremendous.

  • Wow, based on the past 2 days, blog comments are getting interesting again!

  • Chuck Queso

    Awesome Jim!!

  • Felt like I left some weight on the table…was really getting after it on the Push Jerk…
    Shoulder Press (x1) : 65 – 85 – 85 – 90 – 95
    Push Press (x3) : 95 – 115 – 115 – 125 – 125
    Push Jerk (x5) : 95 – 95 – 115 – 115 – 135
    More about today on my new blog…

  • Brett_nyc

    Golf clap to Adam for heeding the teachings of a cartoon dog and acting like a big boy today.

  • jenn

    Jim, you have entirely too much time on your hands. But thanks for the laughs! (and no, that porn pic is still not work-safe…)

  • Jai

    Reflex training article in Wired, re: skiing.

  • Lisa

    Jai, thanks for posting that article. I was watching that race and was amazed that she bounced back to finish less than 1 second behind 1st place.

  • Jason L

    Shoulder Press x1: 135-155-160(f)-158-159(f)
    Push Press x3: 160-165-175-180(2)-179(2)
    Push Jerk x5: 155-165(4)-162(4)-135-135
    I really sucked today, kept failing on the last rep
    Weighted Chin-ups x1: 60-70-80-85-85
    10 Minute Cindy w/ #25 Vest: 9 rounds + 3 pushups

  • Jeff

    press: 155, 160, 165, 165f, 160
    pp: 165, 175, 185, 185, 185
    pj: 145, 155, 165, 175, 185 (really sloppy)
    This makes me wonder how my form must have looked when I was PJ’ing over 200 for reps.

  • Carlos

    Thanks to Jim for the hilarious pics (nice touch bringing the red wristbands back into play for the porn one), to Adam for the Christmas Spirit, to Reis for the excellent new blog, and to Jai for the always great articles.

  • Emily

    Thanks to Jimmy for doing my final farewell WOD with me courtesy of Sara (as you my have guessed, this one hurt):
    2K row
    30 power cleans @ 75
    1K row
    getting on the bar after the row was certainly interesting….

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  • MC Lil PP

    “Carlos, putting the Gollum in GHD”

  • Lisa

    Emily, I will miss you. At least there is FB 🙂
    I am heading to Utah this week for a last-minute ski trip – VT sucks right now. Will wave to you from Mt. Raymond or whatever we skin up.

  • Mike K

    Yesterdays WOD
    5:47 with 315 for deads

  • jim

    these are really starting to get bad now….
    thanks for taking it well carlos!

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  • mike r

    155, 185, 185

  • Annie

    hahahah!! Jim -The pictures are hilarious!!

  • Jai

    For some reason I can do a 50# press just fine, but it all goes to shit above that. And note, this is without the clamps on. Thus:
    45, 50, 52f, 51f, 51# PR, presses
    51×3, 53×3, 55×3, 58×3, 61×3, push press
    61×5, added clamps for the rest due to sliding: 62×3, f; 62×5; 63×3, f; 63×4, f; push jerks